Can't Promise I Won't Ever Break Your Heart

Free Verse ReVolution

Country songs in her eyes;

a flashlight
shined traversing
the sights of
abandoned carnivals.

On empty stages our
carnal chords once
played entire sets
unplugged.

Now warm air
acoustics make up
their own ghosts to
haunt the rural
mile.

And outside old
whitewashed fences with their
ticket booths and benches you
once mentioned never
knowing if
we were an always or
tentative.

I knew right
then your
company was
my vice,

eyeing grand
prizes at the
shooting galleries I never had
the aim to
win you.

And I knew
just like
the fuse box that could have
brought circus tents to life for
perhaps their final time,

I’d be locked in
for a lifetime of
gathering
dust in parking
lots.

And so the
teenage sentries vanish
into shadow.

Ferris wheel
romantics taking chances
at the top fade into
September
midnights,

and she’s
leaning against her car,
cigarette and crossed arms,

View original post 34 more words

2 thoughts on “Can't Promise I Won't Ever Break Your Heart

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s